I love custom storage and built ins. These were important elements for our space as my mantra is bigger isn't always better, it's just bigger. We framed windows, added a mudroom with cubbies, niches with shelves, open shelving in the bathrooms and pantry and a custom master closet. The other closets are just shelf and rod. Here are some pics of it in progress.
The cabinets are being installed this week. Some are backordered but the process is started. When we built this house we knew we wanted to build it to function for our needs. I realize that a lot of people want a big kitchen. For us, a functional open kitchen was all we needed. Don't get me wrong, a huge island and a 48" European range is beautiful, but that isn't me. What I do recommend before you place your cabinet order is to draw out or tape off the location of every
I love tile. I go to the tile store and I am like a kid in the candy shop. I told this to my friend and she looked at me like I was crazy. She would describe her experience as anxiety filled and overwhelming. I understand why she would feel that way, and why other clients I have worked with feel that way too. That's why I liken the design process to assembling a puzzle. A good designer is going to help you get a clear picture so that you can reference it as you are putt
The drywall went up this week. The house really has taken shape now that the walls are in place and you can't see through the wood studs. Even with the walls up we are so happy with how much natural light there is. I'm so happy we kept all of our windows on the southern exposure. Yes, if we would have removed them in the kitchen we could have done a fancier layout with a large range, but frankly I'm not a gourmet cook. It's usually crock pot or grill and rice cooker for